By Michael F. Bird

Michael Bird's observation on Colossians and Philemon within the New Covenant observation sequence will pay shut awareness to the socio-historical context, the stream and dynamics of the textual content, their argumentative process, theological message, and the that means of Colossians and Philemon for the modern church this present day. poultry situates Colossians within the context of Paul's Ephesian ministry and describes how Paul makes an attempt to cajole a congregation within the Lycus Valley to stay enterprise within the gospel and to know the cosmic majesty of Jesus Christ over and opposed to the perspectives of convinced Jewish mystics who've thrown the Colossians into confusion. He indicates how, within the letter to Philemon, Paul intercedes for a slave estranged from his grasp via a delicately crafted feat of pastoral persuasion from a missionary pal of Philemon. The statement combines exegetical perception, rhetorical research, theological exposition, and functional program multi functional brief quantity. chook indicates Paul at paintings as a theologian, pastor, and missionary in his letters to the Colossians and Philemon. this can be the 1st of many titles within the New Covenant statement sequence (NCCS) released via the Lutterworth Press together with Romans and Ephesians. The sequence is designed for ministers and scholars who require observation that interacts with the textual content of every New testomony e-book with the final word target of pushing the Bible textual content in the direction of a brand new new release and delivering a platform for mirrored image on how the hot testomony affects lifestyles, religion, ministry and witness of the recent Covenant neighborhood today.

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